UK Genealogy Archives logo
DISCLOSURE: This page may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, we may receive a commission.

Gulval, Cornwall

Historical Description

Gulval, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands in a deep wooded vale, at the northern extremity of Mounts Bay, 1½ mile N of Penzance railway station on the G.W.R., with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Penzance. Acreage of parish, 4355; population, 1446. The manor anciently belonged to the Halse family, was given by them to the Priory of St Germain, and bore the name of Lanistley. The rocks are granite and schists, and have yielded much ore. A tract which was long a bare moor is now partly disposed in fields, and partly overgrown with briers and ivy. Gulval Cam, on that tract, commands a fine view of Mounts Bay and Penzance. An ancient inscribed stone is at a stream, and was long used there as a foot-bridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £470 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was built in the 15th century, is in good condition, and contains a register chest and some old monuments. An ancient cross is in the churchyard. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels, and a mission church was erected in 1885. There are some extensive ice works in the neighbourhood.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
Ecclesiastical parishGulval St. Gulval 
Poor Law unionPenzance 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Gulval from the following:


Online maps of Gulval are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR18
Post TownPenzance